4 PhD scholarships

The Department of Communication at the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Copenhagen is inviting applications for four 3-year PhD scholarships starting on 1 September 2024. 

The department is advertising three scholarships. 

The department is also advertising one Carlsberg Foundation Humanities PhD Fellowship. Please note that a Danish Master’s degree is required to apply for the Carlsberg Fellowship.

The four PhD scholarships can be applied for within all the Department’s research areas: Education; Film Studies and Creative Media Industries; Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums; Information Science and Technologies; Information, Technology and Connections; Media Studies; Philosophy; Rhetoric; Subjectivity Research; and Tracking and Society. 

We are interested in innovative PhD project proposals that further the department’s already strong, international research profile. The department is organized into eight sections and two centers. We expect applicants to account for how the proposed research project contributes to the department’s existing research and point to which section or center is best suited to host the project. Please read about the sections and centers here: https://comm.ku.dk/research/

It is possible to apply for both Carlsberg PhD Fellowships and the department’s scholarships with the same project description if you meet the criteria. When you submit your application, you will be asked to choose which scholarships you are applying for.

PhD studies consist of research programmes at the highest international level that qualify students for independent research, knowledge dissemination and teaching. The main emphasis is on PhD students organising and conducting their own research project (under supervision). The programme culminates in the submission of a PhD thesis, which the student must defend in public. The programme is prescribed to 180 ECTS credits, corresponding to three years of full-time study.

A PhD degree opens up a range of career opportunities in academia and elsewhere. As well as writing a thesis, PhD students work in active research environments in Denmark and abroad. They contribute to the academic environment, take research training courses, and convey the results of their research in teaching, at academic conferences and to the general public. 

Qualification requirements
Applicants must have a 2-year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or equivalent and, as a minimum, have submitted a Master’s thesis for which they have received pre-approval at the time of application.

The qualifications of applicants with non-Danish Master’s degrees will be assessed to ascertain whether they correspond to the Danish level. For further information, please refer to the website of the Ministry of Education and Research: https://ufm.dk/en/education/admission-and-guidance.

Applicants must possess skills in written and spoken academic English at a high level. If deemed necessary, the department may request that applicants document their English skills.